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Dec 4, 2012 5:00am PST
twin purposes of c-e-q-a which are environmental protection and informed self-government. and we all know that compliance with c-e-q-a including public input has improved countless public and private projects in california over the last 40 years. it's resulted in tangible protection for endangered species and their habitats, cleaner hair and water and more efficient use of scarce public resources. although many of the proposed amendments before you today appear to be technical conforming changes, the proposal as a whole would make public participation in city decision making even more difficult. even more difficult than sitting in these hard benches for many hours as we've done in many chambers here. and we're concerned that the proposed amendments improperly subvert the important public informed self-government principles of c-e-q-a. so, first and foremost, the repeal of existing appeal procedures and administrative code 31.16 and the replacement with the far more restrictive and limited provision than the proposed amendments to both raise obstacles to development decisions and narr
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Dec 5, 2012 12:30pm PST
francisco police code article 17 (miscellaneous license regulations) to clarify that government entities operating parking garages or parking lots are exempt from the permitting requirements applicable to other commercial parking garage and valet operations. >> thank you very much. i believe we have a representative from supervisor campos' office here. >> good morning, supervisors. [speaker not understood] on behalf of supervisor david campos. the legislation before you amends the city's parking enforcement laws under the business and tax code. it reduces the bonding requirement for operators that have a strong record of tax compliance and simplifies the bonding categories. additionally, the legislation includes other clarifications and administrative changes that ms. florence mar who manages the business tax section of the treasurer and tax collector's office will present on. supervisor campos introduced this legislation after hearing from small parking operators that were having a difficult time meeting the high bonding requirements and larger operators that have operated in g
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Dec 4, 2012 4:30pm PST
of supervisors, ray hartz director of san francisco open government. here's a copy of today's agenda you will see know your rights under the t#Ãsunshine ordinance. i've heard a lot of members of this thing, in particular one particular person whossr:pi likes to whine about the task force. here's an order of dangerous,ajpjp-y -- determination finding the city attorney's office to violated the]jjd here's the san francisco policejp!%y commission to have violated the law. here's one finding the rent board to have violated the law. here's another oneçhc san francisco police commission to have violated the p here's another one finding the police commission to have violated the law. here's one finding the library commission to have violated the law. here's a referral for enforcement to the ethics commission. here's another order finding( uñ louise herrera to have violated the here's the referral to the district attorney regarding that matter,úz%( +p here's a referral to the ethics commissioñcjsú regarding that meter. here's a referral to the city attorney regarding thatc ; offi
SFGTV
Nov 29, 2012 9:30am PST
opposite side. we got to see them but no one was harmed. i'm 3ü9qjez the prideful ways of our government and i'm not going to name names but just know body language reveals everything. >> president chiu: thank you. next5%(

> members of the board of supervisors, ray hartz, director of san francisco open government and i would like to acknowledge and concur with the comments made by mr. chaffee. the lies cost more than the money. i'll be glad to tell you that their last meeting the first one in five months they found city librarianújpp8 luis herrera 9-1 violation withholding public records under the sunshine ordinance and i intend to file a complaint with ethics commission faish case. what records did he withhold. he withheld records that showed the relationship financially between the friends of the library and the san francisco public library. constantly coming out at library commission meetings and other public functions, telling people that they gave 8.8 million to the branch library improvement program, and then having to disclose that 5.17 million of fact is wrong. to g

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Nov 30, 2012 10:00am PST
, nonprofit, and government, all focused on challenge driven innovation in some way or another. this is a really powerful,interf people that are gathered here to look at how competitions can drive innovation. that's what tonight is all about, is, you know, the next step in creating a real wave of innovation. my job tonight is just to give you a little bit of background on what we are, what we're tiqp)q)s that we have.roup of so just to get going with that, i want to tell you a little bit about this thing called the night rover/< challenge. this is a collaboration between the clean tech open, unoodle, and nasa. it's a program from nasa's office of centennial challenges. and it's challengin the best innovators in america to create radical new energy storage technology. you know, way above what we have now. this is something very powerful, to be able to keep rovers going on the moon, in mars, things that could be useful, in your cell electric vehicles, something that just is a radical leap in new technology. but i don't want to go into a lot of detail on that. you'll hear more about nasa's
SFGTV
Dec 7, 2012 3:00pm PST
maximizing of its role in city government i think that this has to be done and that's one of the reasons i wanted to have it on the agenda, so i appreciate the comments, and again mr. fried. >> yeah. i want to make sure there are no other am whys we wanted to look at. >> >> on next year's agenda and spent so much time on that one. >> in terms of goals and objectives colleagues? we heard from commissioner olague about -- i think a very, very good issue which is the issue of committee appointments and the structure where you have split appointments as opposed to simply mayoral appointments and how that works. i think that is one possibility. commissioner avalos. >> just a vague idea that i want to put out there that could be looked at by lafco maybe. one is we talk about san francisco's growing economy, and it's especially growing in the tech sector. there was a report in the paper today from the bay area council study and uc berkeley study there is a great multiplying effect happening right now with jobs created but i'm wondering if the city having greater or in the water to make
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Dec 5, 2012 10:30pm PST
government code. each year the city needs to confirm its appropriations limit under the gan provisions. in this calculation we have done, it reflects through calculations allowed by the state code that we have a 3.77% local income growth and an 0.4% -- 0.47% population growth and this allows for combined growth in the gam limit from the amount that you established last year of 2.53 billion to a new level of 2.63 billion for fiscal year 12-13. under the allowable calculations, we have shown that the budget for appropriations that are covered by this is at currently 2.47 billion, so this reflects a level still 168 million below the gam limit. if the city were to collect so much revenue that it was above the gam limit, the law would require us to either change the rates to return or some other way return that excess revenue to tax payers or go to voters to ask voters to approve an increase in the limit, but we have not reached that point yet. a couple of other points you might be interested in, we did look back at fiscal year 11-12 with the initial budget we expected to be well over 200 m
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Nov 30, 2012 5:30am PST
government entity, and we deal with the day-to-day challenges of a city, and of neighborhoods. and some of those are monumental and some of thosegqjatç are very mundane. and as a district supervisor, you can only imagine if i, or any of us were saying i'm having trouble getting this pothole filled in front of my house, can you please help me. and if you responded and said well let's see, if i have to fix muni and get all the help for all the mentally ill people in our city and close the achievement gap and help all the small businesses that are struggling in this city, do all of those things, and then when i'm done, i'll get to your pothole to be filled. i have a feeling your constituent probably wouldn't respond very positively to that. the fact is that we deal with a whole gamut of issues at this board,>(( úñ large to small, and the large are not to the exclusion of the small. the fact is that this is a real issue. and i think, colleagues, you'll know that you can love or hate the legislation i proposed, but i work on a lot of different issues, large and small,k$%($$ao all of
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Dec 5, 2012 6:30pm PST
. they worked around the clock when the servers were down. the justis governance council participants -- they attend every one of our council meetings and provide valuable guidance and recommendations from the police department i will acknowledge susan -- andrew and rodrigo castillo. at this time if you have any questions? >> thank you very much, this is an important part of the puzzle with the justis ringing together information of the law-enforcement, district attorney's office and the support network understand and have an idea what the statistics are. this is incredible. thank you so much for your efforts. >> thank you. >> commissioner turman: the fiscal year data on the mock-up goes back to 2010. does your data go back further than that? >> it goes back further than that. there is data going further back. >> within your portal? >> the data does exist; we just did not show it in this report. >> commissioner turman asked the question but i want to be clear that the data goes back further than what is indicated on the report. i also want to command and thank the team that is putting
SFGTV
Dec 3, 2012 9:30am PST
government rather than just the police and the planning department, so i think if we're going to support small business in san francisco we should try to limit new issuances of beer and wine licenses so this way the existing businesses could -- in a certain sense flourish, and it also sends a message to the potential crime breakers that they don't have another place to hang out. thank you. >> thank you. any other members of the public? >> excuse me for being late. >> it's okay. come up. are you the applicant? >> yeah, i represent -- [inaudible] >> just a quick question. are you comfortable with all the recommendations made by the police department? >> i didn't hear it, but i will hear it previous gentleman and i will tell you like specific type of our facility if you allow me. >> we read through the pack get we have a good sense of the operation that you run, and we heard you have no record and it's operating just fine. >> so this is closed facility. it's russian german center and only for members and we have kind of up scale client which is is not connected with the local crime,
SFGTV
Dec 7, 2012 2:30am PST
district. i feel like we need to hold them more accountable the community, and city government. and i think we always need to have that conversation about black and brown,mxr'a÷ and race, when we.é about education because i see that the city is taken off as far as -- industry without black and brown youth, and we're putting tags on black and brown children andé+ to prison because a lot of times these funding -- you know we come up with things that we think are going to work, and 2.7 million sounds a lot to some people. my bad. but whatever we come upc4ji' with,1lj÷ if it doesn't work let's just not keep sending the kids straight to jail. it's like we need to come up with more things to do whether it be finding more money or developing a self-supporting mechanism that produces human capital so that manufacturers human capital so that we can given some other type of capital to kids, as far as, you know, human capital, like education. thank you. god bless you all. >> president chiu: thanks. next speakerr@y,. >> i'll be using the overhead. this is my daughter, charlotte molinari. what
SFGTV
Dec 6, 2012 8:00am PST
and governments claim board for a "joint powers agreement" between this period. >> same house, same call. this resolution is adopted. item ten. >> item ten is authorization for the recreation and park department and have a grant in the amount of $164,000 from the park and recreation for the glen canyon creekside loop trail project for the term of july 1st, 2011 through this time. >> supervisor. >> there are some technical amendments and i would like them circulated. >> there are technical amendments. moved and seconded. colleagues can we take those? same house, same call. without objection. item 11. >> listen item is resolution for the district attorney to expand the grant up to 86,000 allocated from the california compensation victims board for the program july 12012 through june 30, 2013. >> same house, same call. this is adopted. item 12. >> is for the fiscal year consolidated plan goals from the federal government for the community block grant, and the emergency solutions grant and opportunities for persons with aids grant. >> same house, same call. this resolution is adopted. i
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2012 12:30pm PST
love san francisco. many of our leaders going to state government. you have such an opportunity here to affect policy. you have an opportunity to provide a model as a person with a disability. someone other than what we have seen in movies in the past. mr. magoo cartoons, and i'm dating myself. let me say, there are many respectful ways to acknowledge our differences. if you're coming from respect, it's okay. you will find a way. i have enjoyed all the colleagues i have worked with. please try not to take your position for granted. you are a source of power of your own. take joy in working together. this is probably one of the most satisfying experiences of my life to see that i as a person with a hearing impairment can go out into my community and become engaged. i can participate and brainstorming a group. that is what we have going on in our committee. folks here on tv, don't see what goes on in the background. there's a lot that goes on. it's okay. you can be -- and appreciate what you have. i look forward to coming back and seeing you folks. i hope that i will have something to
SFGTV
Dec 5, 2012 10:30am PST
. >> directors this is required by the california government code as well as the investment policy be reviewed annually even if we are not proposing any changes. we are not proposing any changes at this time. objectivities of our investment policy remain the same, safety, liquidity and return on investment has a much lower priority. we currently keep most of our cash in a u.s. bank checking akoupt. we obviously do not keep a high cash balance it goes in from the funders and goes out to the contractors. and we do have a trustee account with deucshbank. most of which will be in trescy notes that will come to end of the year. and we will look at investment options at that time. but looking at the economic out look and what we think that interest rates may do in the future as well as cash flow needs we probably will choose investments with short maturities so we can month forward. i am happy to answer any questions. >> any questions? >> seeing none, thank you. >> is there any public comment on this item? >> none that i am aware of. >> okay. >> do you have a motion on item number 12. >> it
SFGTV
Dec 6, 2012 3:30am PST
government. we have to make choices in terms of what our priorities are. and until we get to a point that we have the level of staffing of our police department, where in fact we have the bodies to do everything that>q= needs to be e around community policing, i don't believe we're at the point where we can say that this becomes a priority over the violent crime that is happening in some parts of this city. that is a very real concern that i have. and, you know, supervisor wiener said that we don't-á( want to pt our police officers in a terrible position. i do think that putting police officers in a situation where they have to choose where resources are deployed is a terrible position. and i would rather not make that the priority for this city. do have limited resources, and i think that in terms of priorities going forward, i think that violent crime, when it comes to the deployment of law enforcement should be the priority,.<( 8gç o have a concern that this might get in the way of that. but the second point that i want to make is -- and i'd like to hear more about this, and maybe su
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Dec 5, 2012 9:30pm PST
available on craigslist and on company websites, on government websites and i got lucky a few of them called back out of about -- maybe about 5% of them, but i put my faith into the hands of these companies. it was out of my hands once i click the "submit" button, but i was lucky to come across a nonprofit organization that put their faith in me, so now i work as an it intern where people share the sum of all knowledge, where knowledge is free, wikipedia. that's their promotional line; right. so last week i asked my boss why he hired me when i got invited to be part of this program, so he said to me "well, there were a lot of other students. many from impressive private schools -- i wouldn't name them, but they were very, very impressive with proficiencies in programming c or engineering and there -- they were academically inclined but they chose little old me, and this is what he said to me. he said he hired me because i was the only one that said i was there to learn". i had more questions for them than they had for me, so it was pretty much their interview, so as much as i wor
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Dec 2, 2012 10:30am PST
experience of high school, college and business leaders, government from all our americas for example, central america, mexico, south america. these programs could introduce cross cultural knowledge and international relationships in a positive powerful way for our students in this country and these other countries to visit here to join this city and experience this incredible potential facility that it once again would be a model for the sports arenas in the future that would include education because i believe it's imperative that we do that and for the benefit of the public who have not heard me speak my proposal is on my website and i will include this latest letter on my website and i wish everyone well. >> okay. next up is corine woods and michael ginter. >> good afternoon commissioners my name is corine woods. i'm an alternate to the new arena cac and also serve on several other advisory groups around waterfront issues. i wanted to echo katie ladel's comment which is that we had a lot of information, a lot of documents to read. i'm sure you have read them all, especially the fi
SFGTV
Dec 1, 2012 10:30pm PST
activities. that is the basis for this government. ben gazi by the sea, nobody to call, nobody to help you, and nobody here, empty. thank you. >> thank you. are there other members of the public who wish to spike on item number 2? seeing none, public comment is closed. * speak >> motion to approve move forward with recommendation a. motion to send the item forward with recommendation. we'll do that without objection. item 3. >> item number 3, resolution approving the third amendment to the agreement between the department of public health and med impact health care systems for third-party pharmacy administration services at community pharmacies to increase the total contract amount from 9.9 million for the term of july 1st, 2008 through june 30th, 2014 by $8,804,318 for a total cat amount of $18,704,318 for six years. >> thank you very much. * i had thought that jackie would be here, but it's somebody else from dph. please introduce yourself. >> hi, i'm dave woods, i'm the chief pharmacy officer for the department of public health. good morning, supervisors. we are here to request
SFGTV
Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
us in government to have listened carefully, and be responsible with your money and get the job done. are we ready to get the job done? >> yes! are we ready to build the future for your kids? >> yes. >> are we ready to support the great parks in san francisco with proposition b? >> yes! let's go forward and keep another world series and escambia keep our san francisco successful! thank you, mr. mayor, we're going to have a celebration this morning. he reminded me it's about community spaces too. so take a moment and look up. look up. because that is where the meeting room will be on the second floor with after-hour access for all the poets and all the kids' story times and various activities. it's going to be fantastic. we want to continue our theme of partnerships and teamwork by acknowledging the great staff that has put it all together and it's going to continue to offer services here in the neighborhood at our current library. and i see robert carlson, robert, would you wave? he is a great community advocate here and does a terrific job. [ applause ] other members of the tea
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2012 2:00pm PST
someone who looks like an official for the government. there was a delay getting the exterminators in there, doing their job. i don't know if you are aware of this and is an effort is being made to educate the residents about the procedures necessary in order to eradicate the bugs. people will come and talk to you. >> (off mic) i know from experience since i had bedbugs in the past, i did most of my research at the point when i was directly impacted. there are all sorts of barriers. there is misinformation that bedbugs are the problem of the poor. if you are alive and emit heat you can have them. we are having bedbug workshops that we do in hotels and in bigger events when we invite people to come to our offices. we are actually doing outreach to managers and to landlords as well. the department of public health has put out a new version of the director's rules and regulations for control of bedbugs that went into effect in july. there are a lot of changes. it breaks down the responsibilities of landlords and property owners. it breaks down the responsibilities of the tenants. it brea
SFGTV
Nov 30, 2012 2:00pm PST
problems are endemic. the start of the federal government. it starts with a policy of war. does not come from cabdrivers. what you are doing would have little effect of the budget robin; it will have a devastating effect on those people. i know this will not have no effect on director heinicke, but i will hope that the rest of you will take about this change your mind about what you have already decided to do. thank you very much. [indiscernible] >> hi i am barry [indiscernible] i don't have a whole lot to say because i have already been saying it, and people have been saying the same thing. cabdrivers are some of the lowest paid people here; they may have busy nights, the ones who work the good shifts might make some money but the others have to work this slow shifts; they make around 25,000 here, they stay in the business hoping to get a medallion, and what you guys are doing is taking the money that a career cabdrivers look forward to, they don't get any benefits, they don't get employee protection, there are days that you don't make minimum wage and they are looking forward to b
SFGTV
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
. last month, the city attorney in oakland filed a lawsuit against theap 6!ñ federal government top forfeitures of licensed permitted businesses. last week in berkeley unanimously the berkeley city council decided to follow this lawsuit, and eventually join it. i would like our city attorney in san francisco to consider this, but i do not seem to be on his radar so i am here before you to ask you to prod him, if possible. and i think it may notkr%( k÷ ba solution, but it's atØ:é least - an important symbolic gesture. i want to wish you all happy thanksgiving, and just a quote comes to mind in this longejag2 afternoon, by bob dylan, even the president of the united states sometimes -- naked. thanks again for your attention, consideration, and this opportunity. >> president chiu: thankd>&j(? . >> got to8jp% go, gobble gobble gobble go, gobble gobble go, gobble gobble gobble go, hey. i want to see this here right here. the transgenders have just left outside the city -- today. thank you for the support. although we're finding out in this city a lot of people civic and civil rights a
SFGTV
Dec 5, 2012 5:00am PST
with the government library communication center so hard copies will be available at their [tk-efpg/]s and our website is listed for those who use the internet. the rule that the ordinance that has been added today by introductions by supervisor kim is very important, because our current legislative authority doesn't go beyond making specific buildings habitable and by adding this ordinance we would have the authority to do surveillance and to do perhaps additional certification of how the pest operators are working and to help property owners comply with their disclosure requirements. there is one -- so basically as amended for today's introduction, the department is in support. there is one section that i only saw just now. and i need to comment on that section. it's section 624. and this is about review and amendment of the rules and regulations for the prevention and treatment of bedbug infetchation. generally speak what this section is doing is asking for our department to have a every two-year public process, where we can update the rules and regulations. so from 2008-2012 was
SFGTV
Dec 7, 2012 8:00am PST
this government seems to circumvent. many, many violations of the sunshine department are routine in this recreation and park department. cultivating the desecration of western culture. that is what is going on within this recreation and park department. if you cannot see either the ramifications or collateral damage this department has achieved, then you are seriously deceiving yourself and the general public. you have caused immense suffering, hardship and devastation to the bay area. city and county of san francisco and all of the people that have lived in it. it is similar to the feeling in benghazi. september 11th, 2012. nobody here to answer your concerns. nobody here that cares. nobody here that is watching what is really going on. thank you for your time. have a great day. and enjoy your thanksgiving. >> thank you. >> is there anyone else? richard, come forward. that is not this one. it is the next one. okay. richard. >> good morning, commissioners and general manager. i would like to speak in support of what's happening on the complications we have been having throughout the
SFGTV
Nov 29, 2012 1:00pm PST
deficit problems because the deficit problems are endemic. the start of the federal government.
SFGTV
Nov 30, 2012 7:00pm PST
with minimal government intervention. over here, the city is fully involved in pitching one side against the other. my question is, as a city of san francisco willing to breach the basic standards of free enterprise and fair play? >> the city has not conducted any economic survey to the state. to assess the impact that these are likely to have on existing businesses and we are talking about the people's livelihoods to be impacted. and in fact, the applicant, nor any city official can stand here and state that such a facility is not going to impact any existing business at all. and if so, why are we all standing here. please consider these matters, realistickly and i humblely ask this board to permanently revoke both of these permits. >> thank you. >> next speaker. >> good evening. my name is trevor arnorld, a work a half a block away from the location. i just want to say that i think that it is very convenient for me to be able to pick up a coffee on a street on the way to the office, there actually happens to be a starbucks on the ground floor where there is typically three or f
SFGTV
Nov 29, 2012 3:00pm PST
low income units and how to demand more from our government and how to do it without getting evicted, that happened at that site. but guess what? we outgrew it. that's a good story. when you outgrow the old building you know more people value our community college and our city college. so it is my pleasure to make sure that we're here on this opening day but also to make sure you know that we, working to the, not just the mayor, but the mayor working with all the elected officials and the board of supervisors join together with the trustees to guarantee city college will be us for many, many generations in the future for all of us. we will work together to make sure that gets done. (applause). and we're not just going to do it in the form of proclamations as this opportunity gives us. we're going it also do it with the way we think. so today it's my pleasure and you know, william, this is really for you and some of the others that believed that we're never going to let city college go, we're never going to abandon our collective responsibilities and make sure it's successful or going
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
government. so i hopefully you kindly consider my appointment to seats 1, 2, 3 or 4. >> thank you, mr. walker. is there any other public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is now closed. [ gavel ] and again i know that supervisor farrell was not here at our last committee hearing. we did hear from mr. daniel weaver, miss veronica garcia, mr. henry kevane and mr. william walker who just spoke again just now. so thank you to the other applicants who are here again today. supervisor campos. >> thank you, madame chair. and thank you to all of the applicants who have come out. and for your interest in serving the city and county of for instance. it's always hard when you have more applicants that you have seats. i think any one of these applicants would do a great job in this position. so it's unfortunate that we only have six seats for nine applicants. so my hope is that whatever happens if for some reason you are not celebritied or appointed that you will continue to be engaged. people's schedules change, and their ability to do this may not be there. so i would keep -- i
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Dec 5, 2012 3:30pm PST
the government channel and the wonderful media that we have, the multi-cultural media that we have, please do your best and go to sf gives back.org. the website, and find out how you can join our american red cross who is here today to help all those victims. we have done so with not only our city's finest in our response network, but i know all these folks here have sent their volunteers, as well as utility companies who are helping them restore, even today, vital utilities and have their volunteers come and report back. and we will learn lessons about what has happened there and how we can, again, help ourselves by increasing our opportunities to be even more ready for our expected challenge of the earthquake. please, cecil, please come on up, yes, yes. please join us. i was just introducing both of you. [laughter] >> janice, for being part of our wonderful, wonderful world of connectivity. thank you very much for being here. >> thank you. >> so, i'm also just wanting to go through some of the groups that have joined us this morning . the salvation army. [speaker not understood],
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Dec 4, 2012 10:30am PST
director of government affairs for sims metal management which has a metal recycling facility at the end of pier 70. i want to focus my remarks on just two things. one sft general comment that we are as worried, concerned, anxious and otherwise about metal theft. we have done much both locally and in the state of california to try and combat it. i will offer this. effective metal theft deterrents and prevention rests on really 3 legs of the same stool. one of course, is for people who -- and we include ourselves here -- who have materials subject to metal theft take active steps to protect their property. banks don't have screen doors. we have barbed wire and security in our own facility because we store a fair amount of copper in particular. the second thing is that it's very important that we support our police and local law enforcement in general in catching people who are actually taking metal illegally from housing, public utilities, private utilities, et cetera, and we are the third part of it, which is to make sure that all the transactions we do in buying this metal are properly don
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Dec 3, 2012 9:00am PST
government affairs manager for boma and the mayor mentioned it early ye today. i think john has a one minute film he's going to show and he's also going to be -- as you know in each of the agenda's we ask a community partner to come up and do a brief presentation so we know what they're up to so john i turn it over to you. >> thank you. i appreciate it. happy friday afternoon. it's an honor to be here with so many distinguished city leaders. i am humbled and admiral thank you for your good work. it's an honor to be in the same room. who knows what this is? good. that sames me time. i'm here to talk about the importance of this room and building and the good work that we do, the building managers and downtown rises in downtown san francisco. i can't stress enough how our members feel the value this room brings to them and when the giants wins and the parade goes down montgomery room we will be in this room and our members that have jobs and will volunteer. why? because they see that value. the value is there is information that we can deliver and where we exist downtown mostly and info
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Nov 29, 2012 11:00pm PST
. >> good morning, government and audit oversight committee. waller james, here representing the central city srojp collaborative and all the sro collaboratives around the city and also power, and also mainly the youth. i just have a couple of points that i want to make and just give you guys a small personal story. i remember back in the day like in the 90's, living with my sister, or just being expose to do like children that are in the ghetto, different areas that might not have too much guidance, you wonders why they don't get up and go to school. some of it might be due3y%( &3çy some of it might be due3y%( &3çy you think,÷% really was they were embarrassed because they didn't have any pae÷ mightause if you@ notice in the last 20 years, get past middle school. and if you read the paper this weekend, you've seen that the juniors here in san francisco, they're not even graduating from small technical stipulation. i didn't read the paper but you see where it's going, these little technicalities is slowing people down. you guys have the power, despite the community -- here but if yo
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Nov 29, 2012 9:00am PST
to add their spouse r is taken out of their paycheck. federal government views health coverage by same sex spouses and domestidomestic -- to be taxable income. therefore they're taxed more than other city employees simply because their spouse or partners of the same gender. this discrimination in our federal tax code has cost same-sex partners thousands of dollars each year. as of july 28 of this year the latest data we have, the number of city and county of san francisco active members with same-sex domestic partners total over 350. san francisco has always been a leader in supporting our lgbt community and i'm proud to stand with that group. following the example of other municipalities such as cambridge, massachusetts and private employers such as google in the bay area who have shown leadership on this issue and stood with our lgbt community ensure that same sex domestic partners will not be burdened with these taxes anymore this is an issue ofuqjxp equal. additional tax is one of the many results of the -- marriage act in congress. domestic partners are denied federal protec
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Nov 29, 2012 1:00am PST
government audit and oversight committee. my name is sean elsbernd, chair, we are joined by supervisor chai and today we have supervisor mark ferrell sitting in. our clerk is alisa miller. please read one and two. >> alisa miller: item 1 is a miewn operations performance, item 2 is urging muni to prioritize eligible funds for maintenance. >> vice president elsbernd: do >> supervisor wiener: thank you, mr. chairman. i along with supervisors farrell, and carmen chiu to hiement this for muni to maintain its vehicles and invest in the system. muni service has been deteriorating and it has to stop and it needs to stop now. muni is part of the life blood of san francisco. it carries approximately 600,000 people every day. for many people, particularly low income people, working class, people and seniors, muni is often the only way to get around. given critical importance of muni to the day-to-day life the voters in '99 voted to make sure sheun's top priority is to provide safe and convenient transit service to all neighborhoods. this isn't priority two or three. it's the top priority for the
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Nov 30, 2012 6:00am PST
please call item 38. >> clerk calvillo: item 38 was considered by the government audit and oversight committee at a special meeting on november 19, 2012 and afforded to the -- forwarded to the board, muni to prioritize funding for vehicle maintenance and purchase in light of deteriorating muni services. >> president chiu: supervisor wiener. >> supervisor wiener: i always pick the easy ones. thank you, mr. president. i introduced this resolution to highlight the critical importance for muni to maintain its vehicles and invest in its system. muni services has been deteriorating and that has to stop. muni is the life blood of san francisco, carries approximately 600,000 people a day and for many particularly low income working class peopleu and seniors muni is the only way to get around. given the critical importance of muni to our day-to-day life the voters in 1999 amended the city charter to declare muni's top priority is to provide reliable and convenient transit service to all neighborhoods. i'm sorry to say that muni mass not been fulfilling that voter mandate and we as a
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Nov 29, 2012 10:30pm PST
regulations that govern us on the senior side but maybe non-low income young people should pay full fare. maybe seniors should pay closer to whatever the federal maximum is. i think it's 50%, that can afford it, whereas other seniors who can't maybe they should ride for free or reduced fare. we're trying to look at it more holistically. we're taking it, although i get there are people who believe and want this to continue once it starts, we're taking this seriously as a pilot and we will be evaluating its impacts on a number of different fronts to determine whether we think it's achieving importa not, that will give us some basis to have that discussion when it's coming to a close, next budget cycle. and then in terms of resources to continue it, should that be the desire of the mta board, you know, there are folks who will probably come up and speak who will say that they have committed to working with us to identify funding sources. there's been discussion of trying to identify some non-city, non-transportation funding sources. but ultimately i think you're right. i think to the extent
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Dec 1, 2012 4:30am PST
. and even though we're a separate government entity from the school district, we have an obligation to our kids to make sure that there is proper funding of education at the local level, and that ensures -- that requires that we protect what the rainy day fund has done for our public schools, what it can do going forward, and to tie it to this supplemental i think is simply a mistake and is something that could have long-term negative consequences that i hope we don't get to. >> president chiu: supervisor olague. >> supervisor olague: i want to thank supervisor kim and her staff for working so diligently on this with the school district. this supplemental funding will help counseling and staff assistance for students who have stumbled and need help to get back on track to graduate. this is the example of the safety net that we as supervisors have ability to utie to help those in need. we had an achievement gap for african-american students and we heard data about the achievement gaps, english language learners, latino students and our api students. the number of students that are at
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Nov 30, 2012 10:30pm PST
senior [speaker not understood] and guided us through government interaction and make sure i don't embarrass myself up here today. susan yogi and david from acom have handled environmental review brilliantly and andrew junius is our esteemed counsel. all of our team is here to answer questions you may have. last and certainly but not least, i would like to introduce my life and business partner, my wife [speaker not understood] who will put it in historical context for you. >> thank you. good afternoon, commissioners. my name is valerie [speaker not understood]. my roots go back to the 1960s when i would come down to work at my parents' a pale business which is right around the corner from this site. later on in the 1980s and in the 1990s when i ran the family apparel business, this site was used as the parking lot for all of our employees. and since most of our employees are now in the apparel business and women often worked late, i remember that for safety concerns we always needed to have a guard escort them to the parking lot. and i can sure say times have changed. today we are
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Dec 5, 2012 5:30pm PST
family violence council offers the city, both city government and providers and want public is to be a place where all of the data can be gather the and shared at once and it's fairly unprecedented just like you said commissioner about being a historic meeting this evening. we think having all of the data together on these three groups to really paint a picture for san francisco and its leadership about how important and how pervasive family violence is in san francisco and also how much progress we made, so we just finished our 2011 comprehensive report so we would like to share some of that with you this evening. >> i think i'm going first on child abuse. you're going to see some statistics in front of you that really tell you the story. over 6,000 reports come into the abuse hot line, every 18,000 calls into the talk line and living with kids, 411 kids and line that runs 24/7 and in operation for the last 36 years. for any parent or caregiver in distress if they're isolated can reach out for help. excuse me for my voice and i am sick and i get it when i walk into the building. thank
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Dec 1, 2012 12:00am PST
, government, and to developers by providing considerable notice to the public, encouraging developers and residents to work together and to develop mutually beneficial plans, to reduce appeals and costly litigation which is beyond most residents and community organizations' means anyway, and the government doesn't need costly litigation either. also, the c-e-q-a process allows reducing appeals to the board of supervisors. but, in fact, there are only about 10 appeals to the board of supervisors in any given year of the thousands of projects. so, that's kind of a safe argument to say we have to protect the board of supervisors from appeals. so, please stop this legislation. please give all of us time to digest the memo that you just received today and we just received today, and let's go back to having some real involvement of stakeholders in crafting legislation a fresh rather than trying to amend this bad draft. thank you. >>> good afternoon, commissioners. my name is rose hill son. first of all, in this piece of legislation which is new 2012 legislation, it's not somethin
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